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About bullersbackporch

I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.

Christmas Comin’ At Ya!

It’s the holiday season, folks, and for the first time in years, I am missing out entirely on the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. As we approach our first Colorado Christmas, I’m feeling a little homesick and nostalgic, so here’s a look … Continue reading

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Game Your Way to a Good Day

Hearkening back to Jane McGonigal‘s SuperBetter, I decided to doodle out a map of her formula for a “Good Day” for a personal reminder. 3 Power-ups + 1 Bad Guy battled + 1 Quest completed = 1 Good Day My doodle-map … Continue reading

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Handful of Helpful Links

Holidays exhilarate, enrich, energize — and exhaust us, both physically and emotionally. I know you’re busy, so this is just a short list of gifts I bring to share: several hopefully helpful articles about some of the possible stops you … Continue reading

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Dead & Company: Texas Two-Step, Dec 2017

We got lucky in Texas. Right after our double-date with Dead & Company last weekend, John Mayer needed an emergency appendectomy, forcing postponement of the final 3 dates of the tour. He is now recovering in good spirits and the shows … Continue reading

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Pre-Mortem, 12-1-17

This is a brief post in anticipation of this evening’s show from Dead & Company, featuring 3 of the original members of the Grateful Dead joined by 3 younger musicians to revive the Dead vibe. And this modern-day revival of … Continue reading

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Late Night Thoughts

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Progress Report circa 1960

Granddad’s life spanned parts of both the 19th and 20th Century, so he saw quite a lot of progress in his time. Here he summarizes some of the changes, especially about distance and travel. There had been wonderful progress in … Continue reading

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